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ABC
Nov 10, 2012 4:00pm PST
only north carolina. >>> the sudden resignation of david petraeus as head of the cia is still sending shockwaves through washington. he takes the blame for his own downfall. we have the response from washington. >> after nearly four decades in international affairs. it was an extramarital affair that brought david petraeus' distinguished career to a joltingen. to a statement to cia employees, he acknowledged it, confessing his extremely poor judgment. such behavior is unacceptable, he said, both as the husband and as a leader of an organization such as hours. >> if they found out about an extramarital affair, they could use it as blackmail against you. >> he has been married to his wife holly for 38 years. they have two children. they met as he was a cadet and she stood by him as he raced on the ranks up to four-star general. last year he resigned his commission and was sworn in as cia director. this is the other woman, paula broad well. 40-year-old wife and mother of two. she is david petraeus' official biog grapher. >> to get to know him he wanted to run with you. >> i thoug
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm EST
:00 p.m. the david petraeus scandal sure to cause some questions for the president. and the woman at the heart of this scandal. >> in new developments as we wait for the president to speak on the issue we learned, david petraeus will testify about the attack there in libya, no date has been scheduled. much of the focus remained on his personal life and the affair that brought down his cia career. >> on capitol hill congress is hoping to learn more about the widening scandal involving david petraeus and general john allen. lawmakers want to know if his affair was with paula broadwell. or a female extenders' created any threat to national security. >> it is very important that they do look into this. >> leon panetta says while the investigation is ongoing, people should reserved judgment. >> no one should lead to any conclusions. he has my continued confidence. >> a first view of paula broadwell. neither woman said to be and what is speaking out but we do feel from kelley in a 911 a call. >> i am a council general. i have inviolability. so i should -- addition not be able to cross my p
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm EST
today, it is david petraeus said the cia knew very early on the benghazi attacks came at the hands of terrorists not a spontaneous demonstration. but he says there was a reason the public got a very different message. the only image of david petraeus today is his car leaving the capitol, and leaving behind his testimony. >> this was an act of terrorism from the get go. >> these were classified talking points. >> she is referring to you ramp -- u.n. ambassador susan rice who said that because was unclear, referencing a spontaneous demonstration that grew out of control. but petraeus testified that cia talking points called it immediately a terrorist attack. he said that was removed for strategic reasons. the move was to avoid letting terrorist agencies know they were hot on their trail. >> he was asked if his resignation at any impact on his testimony, and he said no. >> basically, his resignation had nothing to do with the benghazi issue. >> the attacks still could have and should have been thwarted the staff better protected, some say, and they insist that calls for increased securit
ABC
Nov 10, 2012 11:30pm EST
in connection with the resignation of david petraeus. >> now the focus is on the alleged mistress and a harassment claim investigated by the fbi. richard, the woman at the center of thisthat is right. she is david petraeus's biographer. she is a 40-year-old army officer with a husband and two children who spent more than a year interviewing him for her book. broadwell was sending harassing e-mail's to petraeus's associates including another woman. >> the fbi was investigating her -- his biographer. >> it ended up being difficult for both of us. >> it began after one or more complaints from petraeus's associates. abc news says in the course of their investigation they discovered e-mail. >> it is a tragedy for the nation, a tragedy for the organization, a tragedy for the petraeus family. >> the fbi was initially concerned that security had been breached. but petraeus and broadwell were simply having an affair, irresponsible behavior in the view of some subordinates. >> if they found out you were having an affair, they could use that against you. >> sometimes it is sad what people do in
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
washington, david petraeus has resigned citing personal reasons. >> sometimes it's sad what people do in their careers and what they do in their lives. >> petraeus met privately with president obama on thursday. he sent a letter to the cia staff that said, "after being married for 37 years, and should extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and does the leader of an organization such as ours." >> it's a shame, but i feel it's pr >> this comes just before he was supposed to testify next week about benghazi. they want to know what better security was not provided for embassador stevens. >> it's a shame ireer at this exact moment in time. he's a human appeared -- he is a human. >> general david petraeus and his wife have been married over 37 years. she is known for helping military families in the obama administration. the fbi may be involved only a written statement. president obama praised petraeus saying, "he has made in the country safer and stronger." the number two at the cia is the interim head. lightening
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
since news of the affair that brought down david petraeus. biographer is seen having some int her brother the district tonight. in theer brother's home district site. was certainlynt s informedwhen he wa about the situation. twist in the scandal has put a harsh light on another four-star general, john allen. he is being investigated 20,000-30,000 e- himself and jill kelley. those on capitol hill are attempting to stay on task. not have any reason to think there are any national issues. >> the attack on benghazi has taken a back seat. petraeus may still find himself facing the senate intelligence committee. of has a great deal we need it.that >> the generals' confirmation hearings were set for thursday are now on hold. joe kelly has lawyer up. has hired the same man who represented president clinton edwards. >> tomorrow night in debt as a dates in the efforts to prevent the federal government going over the fiscal cliff. president obama will meet with at the whiteers house. labor union leaders met with the president today. tomorrow, we expect to learn nancy pelosi will leadership.e
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >> the sex scandal involving david petraeus has taken a new turn. the investigation is expanding. the man who took over for petraeus, general john allen, is also surrounded in scandal. >> suddenly, there is a lot more riding on this investigation. two commanders are under the microscope. petraeus is out as cia director. he replaced david petraeus in afghanistan. he is alongside him in this scandal. general john allen, 48 hours from confirmation, saw his hearings put on hold. >> you're going to watch this closely. -- we are going to watch this closely. >> the allegations that he sent hundreds of supposedly flirtatious, inappropriate e- mails to jill kellie, the same woman who sparked the petraeus investigation. allen has denied wrongdoing. >> i know she is a good mother and a good wife. i know what ever it was was a conspiracy. >> for the first time today, the white house's take on the timing of it all. the president was not informed until friday. >> the president was certainly surprised when he was informed about the situation. >> the white house -- made evident by the search of paula bro
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm EST
been put out. >> david petraeus is telling congress he said from the first day the deadly attack in was the work of terrorists. >> he told the panel other agencies changed the original cia report. we have the latest twists in the search for an answer. washe former cia director growth for over an hour this morning by the house. we know this afternoon the libya was not spontaneous. from whath different the general said just three days after the attack. >> david petraeus told the house d senate committees he told was terrorism within hours and al qaeda was involved. testimony comes as the investigated for the over an extramarital affair. i think petraeus will be in a provide details. the american public should know this. hearings, the new congressman said he thought the answers were correct. along there was terrorismt involvement. recollection of e told us in september. >> he would not say if the sex scandal ever came up. >> he regretted what happened. it. was basically people we spoke with believe his personal issues are happened ino what libya. he still wonders. should be interesting to
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
about this sudden resignation. >> as c.i.a. director david petraeus was the keeper of the nation's secrets. with one of his own. >> it says something about washington that we hear of somebody resign people immediately suspect it's a cover story for something else. >> for some, they're so shocking because of who he is. a soldier scholar four star general with a prince ton phd, a war commander in afghanistan and iraq. >> a father of two. married to his wife holly for 38 years. during his senate confirmation to head the c.i.a. he praised her support as a military spouse. >> she is a symbol of the strength and dedication of families around the globe who waited home. >> general david petraeus, was asked to do a very difficult job. >> even talk of petraeus joining a white house ticket himself. not happening he said. >> we're not out there running a political campaign. we're running a war. >> even friday, this from the white house. >> the president thinks general per race has done an excellent job. >> to see if he could be at risk for blackmail because of the affair but no suggestion of c
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 12:00pm EST
changed. >> thank you. in the wake of the david petraeus scandal defense secretary leon panetta has ordered a review of the ethics training one in staff to brainstorm ways to steer officers away from trouble. he makes no mention of the david petraeus scandal. the first of two public hearings begins on plans to close 20 d.c. schools. many have low enrollment. the hearing will be held from 4:0 p.m. until 8:0 p.m. but from the county could be more restrictive when it comes to smoking -- montgomery county could be more restrictive when it comes to smoking. the only exception would be public the u.s. military is ramping up plans for january's presidential inauguration. 5000 active-duty military will assist. there will be coming to d.c. from across the country to help the locally-based military, and some are already town meeting with the officer in charge. >> this demonstrates our commitment to the commander in chief, and our capability as a nation to the world. it is why we put our best foot forward. >> several military bands will be clean throughout the week. they are working on their p
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 11:00pm EST
. to the sex scandal, the most recent one, that has captivated nation. david petraeus. investigators are going to delve deeper into his life. >> tonight, we have learned the is opening an investigation ofo the general conduct david petraeus. during the healing -- hearing, lawmakers questioned top cia relationshiput his his biographer, paula broadwell. broadwell was questioned on the before the election day. holder decided to share what he housed with top white officials. meantime, petraeus is capitol hill. people were killed in on september 11. >> tomorrow, president obama and congressional leaders will be meeting at the white house or the first time since the election to talk about the fiscal cliff. president obama will ask for 1.5 trillion dollars -- $1 trillion taxes. an officer0, in a shooting last is all because of a fake handgun. an officer was let into a home .o serve a piece order while inside, the officer said a man came down the stairs replica hand gun. the officer shot him, fatally him.ing the officer is on leave while it investigated. coming up, five-hour energy and your
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
the scandal around david petraeus and his biographer. congressional leaders are furious, not because of his resignation but because they were not notified until loans before the story broke. an fbi investigation of alleged and female harassment led into a probe that eventually uncovered the extramarital affair that began this shortly after his book and ended four months ago. learning more about the woman at the center of this scandal rebecca cooper went out looking for answers to the about paula broadwell. >> she was supposed to be in washington this weekend for a 40th birthday party for her brother. she may be subpoenaed to come to d.c. to answer questions about the petraeus affair. this was apparently intended for them to see. dad loves a mom. when news broke of the affair, the radiologist scott, and his wife moved to little washington, virginia. now, the family is in seclusion at of congress investigate whether laws were broken between paula broadwell and david petraeus. >> he has had many hurdles in his life. have been many assignments worked they thought it was a disaster. >> sh
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm EST
saturday medical injury and then crashed into a ditch. the students on board were unhurt. >> david petraeus of the resigned as director of the cia after admitting he had an extramarital affair. according to his letter of resignation petraeus says he "short extremely poor judgment." the president to accept his resignation letter. >> 11 days after sandy and some people are still in the cold and the dark. now, the mayor of new york has issued a mandate to help. t.j. winnck has more. >> some are still living without power. >> this is our katrina. i expect the people of this state to be treated with the same level of compassion that the citizens were treated in the aftermath of hurricane katrina. >> it has added discomfort for this long island resident fighting a tough battle against cancer. for 11 days, this has been the only place she can keep warm. >> i'm disgusted. >> her power should be back on by the middle of next week, they say. until then, her husband is doing his best to fight off the chill. >> of long as i can keep her warm, happy. >> . gas to power their generators and drivers the fuel
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 5:00pm EST
>> former cia director david petraeus was in the hot seat. he was not answering questions of bows the sex scandal that ended his career. instead he discussed the incident in benghazi, libya. >> this hearing was not only about what happened, but also why these stories seem to change. petraeus testified that the cia knew right away it was a terror attack but five days after the attack the administration was talking about protests. there were also questions due to his recent resignation -- recent resignation whether he would testify and when. the first couple of minutes were a tiny bit awkward today. >> basically his resignation had nothing to do with the benghazi issue. that is clarified. i do not think there's anything with respect to that issue. >> sometimes when the adrenaline is pumping, you realize that he is going through an awful lot. on the other hand, we have an obligation to find out what we could. >> why is the cia knew it was a terror attack right away, why did the administration felt talking points not reflected that? david petraeus said it was intentionally withheld. and w
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
joe. reporting live, john dunszgonzalez abc 7 news. >> the scandal involving david petraeus has now spread to engulf the man that replaced him. >> john allen's appointment is now on hold. and now how allen has become involved. >> the woman said to be at the center of all of this, now reporting to abc news the fbi agent as saying -- apparently sent a topless a photo of himself. the nomination to become the commander of nato forces in europe is on hold for general john allen. is being investigated as part of the ongoing david petraeus sex scandal. >> the president has agreed. to put his nomination on hold until the facts determined. >> the fbi has uncovered the alleged inappropriate communication between allen and jill. the florida woman who says she of harassing e-mails. overnight, fbi agents searched her home taking other boxes and a computer. there are concerns that she could ever receive the classified information. >> i do not believe based on my discussions that there was any crossover between his personal life that he was having with paula and his duties that he was carrying on
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 6:30pm EST
the scandal surrounding david petraeus. as is reported, a woman by the name of jill kelley is believed to be the one to notify the f.b.i. and got an email from the biographer paula broadwell. >> at the top spy master david petraeus must have known something about clandestined operations but why couldn't keep his secret affair with paula broadwell under cover. the romance unraveled in a woman in california jill kelley who was familiar with broadwell and petraeus received a training and harassing email. she notified the f.b.i. that began an investigation worried that the official email account had been compromised. the trail led back to the computer of paula broadwell. yet it was not compromised security. but two people in a compromising position described as, quote human drama, including intimate transbe actions. >> there had been rumors between him and paula broadwell for some time and she didn't seem the type. >> friends know her not just for her good looks but good works. >> someone as busy as she is takes the time to help somebody like me, there's not much time left for ind
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm EST
reelection. address the sensitive and u.s. dicey as david petraeus and the affair that led resignation which the president learned of last week. >> i hear you have some questions for me. >> first, his reaction to the d petraeus sex scandal. should he have known earlier? >> had been told it would be we were interfering in a criminal investigation. will reserve judgment but service.petraeus' >> the most important step we we take right now is that 90% -- say 90% of americans will not see their taxes [inaudible] we could get that done by next week. the fireworks came when talking susan rice, heavily criticized for her theradictory comments on benghazi attack. to besmirch her reputation? is outrageous. when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she is an easy they have got a problem me. facing a second term, how can he improved especially for totics who say he has failed build effective relationships with leaders on the hill. >> i do not exempt myself from to do sums of reflection oursee if i can improve working relationship. the president was asked ab
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm EST
affair of david petraeus and his broadwel? paula >> it started about two months office says the cia and it ended about four ago.s corrective it happened while in uniform, he could still be prosecuted. further, did he share classified and permission with him? this summer, she talked of our routine access. had the opportunity to sit classified chatter of terrorist talk. jill kelley prompted the entire investigation this summer. s ago, a source tipped cantor. should others have known, such as the president or intelligence committees? told until after election day. >> it's mysterious. have insight into it. onof this is their effect a think wecurity, need to move on. >> move on by investigating the attacks in libya. petraeus was to testify number thursday. members, suspicious of the l have, say they wil questions for the former director and they will do so behind closed doors. one justice officials as there a longstanding justice y not assureolic a criminal from investigation 21 outside the , including the white house and congress, unless national security is involved. the had, determine
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
>> a new twist tonight in the scandal surrounding former c.i.a. director david petraeus, a married volunteer says she got harassing e-mails. >> that volunteer is speaking about her own relationship. live from the news room with where things stand. >> the woman who got those allegedly harassing e-mails says in a statement that she and her husband are friends of the family. those come about the growing questions about the timing of the affair. >> harassing e-mails about the woman having accused of having th tonight tampa resident jill kelly an unpaid volunteer for the military received those e-mails. >> it was like a lightning bolt. >> members of congress say this was a shock and someone who investigated petraeus affair compromised national security. >> a huge concern. huge concern. >> folks downtown still can't believe the well respected petraeus would have an affair. >> you are a public figure and you are representing the governmente more than yourself. >> petraeus resigned just before lawmakers were scheduled to question him this week about the september 11th terrorist attacks on
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm EST
and what he's saying about the scandal that cost david petraeus his job. those stories and more. we will see you at 6 in a few minutes. >> "modern family" is new when they go way for the weekend and phil is left home alone and his main priority is wearing the house to his ipad. >> i have a third showing cam gave me a free pass. >> if you could hear yourself. promise me will go outside and play. >> followed by the rest of our programs. >> our newest abc 7 app. you could wake up to the sounds of our voices. the new alarm clock that is available that provides news and weather updates. you can wake up with us. we all have alarm clocks apps. the i found -- iphone app is free. let's hear what doug has to say about the weather. >> the skies will be clear and it will be cold. ityou may have to scrape the frost of your windshield. 39 in st. mary's county in halloran. it has been below average. down to 39. 40's elsewhere. temperatures are a bit warmer along the bay. some high clouds passing overhead. you see this in the satellite image from the southwest. we're dealing with a few high clouds
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